Day 8 – Story Challenge

Day 8

Today’s prompt is from Premee Mohamed. You can read the whole prompt here .

Finally the weekend! I can start my day with coffee and hours of writing. My ideal life! This prompt has me puzzled. Here is the prompt:


In a mysterious valley, two rival abbeys of nuns and monks serving the same strange god play a secret game unbeknownst to their superiors. When the stakes for the game become souls, how can the game be ended — and the debts to the demon of chance be paid?

I try to approach this prompt with something that is not obvious. What game would these people be playing that would be able to keep secret? There are limitations here because of nuns and monks. Their material objects would be minimal. I kept thinking about slap games that dumb ass teenagers play in the halls of high schools!

I started writing in my notebook and then moved to the computer. Once I started writing the story idea came! The group finds a mysterious bag in the garden and they play a card game. I had a lot of fun with this story and it would have never emerged without this prompt! The demon aspect is my story is more implied than obvious but I like it that way.

Anchors for Day 8 story: blue bag, garden, staircase, room 2138

If you would like to read what I reflected on in Day 1 click here.

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